Make the most of Google Scholar!

If you use Google Scholar regularly for searching, you are likely missing a lot of content the library subscribes to! You may see this as a request to pay for a document. But how can you know if Pfau Library has it?

Use the Library Links option in Google Scholar to get the most out of your search! It’s quick and easy to set up, and you only need to do it once.

Instructions (with friendly pictures!) are in our Library Guide: Google Scholar and Pfau Library

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Last Workshop of the Quarter: Publishing a Scholarly Article

Curious about what it takes to turn that paper or thesis into a journal article? This workshop takes a look at how publishing works, including choosing the right journal, the peer review process, and what to expect if and when your manuscript is accepted for publication.

  • Monday, March 13th
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Pfau Library, room 2005

Register online.

Can’t make it? Check out our Publishing a Scholarly Article guide.

If you have any questions, contact Gina Schlesselman-Tarango at gschlesselman@csusb.edu.

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Last Library Research for Freshmen Workshop of the Quarter!

Meant for those new to CSUSB, or for those who could simply use a refresher, this workshop provides an introduction to research through the John M. Pfau Library. Students will gain a better understanding of why it’s necessary to use the deep web for college-level research, practice locating scholarly articles and books, and identify how to get research help.

Attendance verification slips will be available for those who wish to offer extra credit.

  • Thursday, March 9th
  • 4:00 – 4:50 pm
  • Pfau Library, PL-2005

Space is limited! Register now — don’t miss it!

Posted in Workshops

Tips for Spotting Fake News

Check out these tips from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) on how to spot fake news!

How to spot fake news

How to spot fake news

Consider the Source
Click away from the story to investigate the site, its mission and its contact info.

Read Beyond
Headlines can be outrageous in an effort to get clicks. What’s the whole story?

Check the Author
Do a quick search on the author. Are they credible? Are they real?

Supporting Sources?
Click on those links. Determine if the info given actually supports the story.

Check the Date
Reposting old news stories doesn’t mean they’re relevant to current events.

Is it a Joke?
If it is too outlandish, it might be satire. Research the site and author to be sure.

Check your Biases
Consider if your own beliefs could affect your judgement.

Ask the Experts
Ask a librarian, or consult a fact-checking site.

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Don’t miss it! Zotero for Everyone Workshop Feb. 16th!

Zotero logo
In this workshop, learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease using Zotero, a free citation management plug-in that helps make the writing process smoother and more enjoyable. With Zotero, you can easily import and export citations to use in your text and bibliography, freeing you to concentrate on content. Zotero also lets you save valuable full-text sources as you find them, saving you time during the research process.

  • Thursday, February 16th
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Pfau Library, room PL-2005

Space is limited! Register online now.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Bartle at lbartle@csusb.edu.

 

 

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Library Research for Freshmen Workshop Feb. 13th!

Hey first-year students, could you use an introduction to research through the Pfau Library?

Attendees will gain a better understanding of why it’s necessary to use the deep web for college-level research, practice locating scholarly articles and books, and identify how to get research help.

  • Monday, February 13th
  • 4:00 – 4:50 pm
  • Pfau Library, room 2005

Register online — hope to see you there!

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Coming Up! Grad Studies Advanced Research Workshop

If you attended the Grad Studies Basic Research Workshop, this one is for you!

Graduate students will explore more databases and search tools, the current information economy, and how to immerse yourself in the literature of your field so that you gain confidence in your subject expertise.

  • Tuesday, February 7th
  • 5:00 – 5:50 pm
  • Pfau Library, room 2005

Register now for Grad Studies Advanced Research Workshop

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Quarton at bquarton@csusb.edu.

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Together: Open Mic Night this Thursday 6PM

Together: Open Mic Night this Thursday, open to all!
Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Spoken Word!
6PM in Pfau Library 4005

A fun and friendly gathering on a Thursday night,
come share your work or sit back and enjoy your visionary friends!

Now more than ever we need your voice, your story,
your intelligence and honesty, your anxieties and triumphs, your innovations,
your unique lens of witness!

Hosted by the student editors of the Pacific Review
and the English Department

Onward together!

Chad Sweeney
Undergraduate Coordinator, Creative Writing
Director, Pacific Review Literary Journal

 

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Library Research for Freshmen Workshops

Meant for those new to CSUSB, or for those who could simply use a refresher, this workshop provides an introduction to research through John M. Pfau Library. Students will gain a better understanding of why it’s necessary to use the deep web for college-level research, practice locating scholarly articles and books, and identify how to get research help.

Attendance verification slips available for those who wish to offer extra credit.

  • Wednesday, January 25th, 12:00 – 12:50 pm
  • Monday, February 13th, 4:00 – 4:50 pm
  • Thursday, March 9th, 4:00 – 4:50 pm

All workshops take place in Pfau Library, room 2005.

Register now on our workshop calendar!

 

Posted in Workshops

Texas Poets Laureate: Poetry Reading Jan. 19

Karla Morton portraitAlan Birkelbach portraitTexas Poets Laureate Karla K. Morton and Alan Birkelbach — both award-winning writers, each with 11 published books — will present a poetry reading at Cal State San Bernardino’s John M. Pfau Library on Thursday, Jan. 19, from noon-1:30 p.m., in PL 4005.

Morton will read selections from her 11 books, including the recently released “Accidental Origami: New and Selected Works.”

Birkelbach will also read favorites from his 11 collections, including “Waking the Bones: New and Selected Works,” published earlier this year.

The authors also will share poetry and highlights from their ongoing National Parks Tour and hold a Q-and-A session.

Morton and Birkelbach will be visiting Channel Islands National Park and Joshua Tree National Park as part of their “Words of Preservation: a Poets Laureate National Parks Tour,” launched last year to celebrate the National Park System’s 100 year anniversary. They will visit 50 or more of the 59 U.S. national parks during the project, documenting their journey through poetry and photography, ultimately creating one or more books. Their plan is to donate a percentage of sales to the National Park Service.

The idea for the project came to Morton while she was working on “Accidental Origami” in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and John Muir, Morton and Birkelbach hope to contribute to the exploration, preservation and protection of our country’s national parks for the next 100 years.

“In this digital age, there is no replacement for the grandeur of Mother Nature. Wonder cannot be imported or exported, but it can be captured with words, and we can think of no better treasure to explore, champion and share through our work than the U.S. national parks,” said Morton.

Pfau Library Dean Cesar Caballero said, “We’re are enormously honored to host Texas Poets Laureate Karla Morton and Alan Birkelbach; they have each created a remarkable body of accessible and evocative poetry, inspired by a deep appreciation for the majesty and beauty of America’s diverse physical landscape.”

The event is free and open to the public. Parking on campus is $6 per vehicle.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, communications specialist, Pfau Library, at (909) 537-5104 or rmadriga@csusb.edu

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